The Square's Square Roots: Pythagorean Landscape Designs 5th-10th Grade
DO THE ART, GET PYTHAGORAS.
A Pythagorean World erupts from a simple square. The square is a shape that contains built-in square roots that are perfect for introducing the Pythagorean Theorem, and utilizes Square Roots as Pythagorean Triplets!: "two birds with one stone"? Make landscapes or sidewalk art and murals, all with mathematical lessons embedded inside the designs. Perfect for the Summer. Guaranteed to settle any questions students might have about the Pythagorean Theorem and Square Roots and how they work.
Native American Geometry: The cure for the C☺mmon C☺re.
“This is what Math looks like outside the box when you begin with a circle. Native American Geometry derives practical mathematical applications from easy artistic designs in a connect-the-dot format. Ages 9 and Up.
“Math breaks free from its usual constraints when students learn how to construct the perfect geometrical shapes: the perfect triangle, square and pentagon, and the hexagon, the octagon, and even a circle divided into twelve parts, like a clock. Creativity, patterns, and with plenty of links to nature and world cultures. The skill and its mathematical apps are a connect-the-dot road to the higher maths. Plus it is a skill for life that can be applied to art and crafts, math, drafting, and for introductions to architecture, map reading, and astronomy. Or maybe for just designing personal logos. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you draw and construct, every piece of work is teaming with lessons about the higher maths. When you do the art, Math erupts!”
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